After more than 65 hours after a deadly earthquake hit Turkey’s western coast a 3-year-old girl Elif was Monday rescued from the rubble of an apartment building in the Turkish coastal city of Izmir in Turkey.
The death toll has climbed to 85 whiles rescue workers continue to perform the delicate task of extricating victims lying under debris from the earthquake.
The toll had risen to 83, said Environmental and Urban Planning Minister Murat Kurum, with more bodies recovered in the country’s third-largest city.
Two teenagers also died on the Greek island of Samos, according to media reports, after the quake that hit Turkey’s Aegean coast and Greek islands in the Aegean Sea. Elif’s rescue was shown on television, with her being carried to a hospital tent.
“I’m very happy. May God rewards the rescue workers,’’ her grandmother told journalists. Elif’s mother and three siblings were rescued from a collapsed eight-storey building after 23 hours on Saturday.